So, the other day, I woke up to this,… out the window,...
and as I was brewing up a good coffee, I kept looking out the window, noticing it all progressing along, changing color, etc.
I kept thinking, “I better get out there quick, to capture all that color, cause it isn’t going to last.”
The coffee kept me bound to the kitchen for a bit, and by the time it was ready I was frantically dashing out there with the Canon EOS T3 in hand, regretting, to some extent, that, “It isn’t as Purple as it was,… a few minutes ago,….arrgghh…”
Still pretty nice tho, eh? and this all had me pondering the, “Power of Color,”
I am way into color, it seems to have a major affect on my entire being, my Spirit Being I mean. It’s a palpable thing, like a ministry from Heaven purveyed down to my little soul, and,…I must say, “brought with Grand Style.”
So what does the color Purple, really mean, in the bigger picture you know,…what does it represent ? When your day begins with an onslaught of shades of Purple ?
When I was a kid, I always really liked the Minnesota Vikings, you know, the football team ?? And, a lot of that was because I loved their colors, Purple and Gold,…now the fact that my parents were from Minnesota, added a little, and that thy were, “the Vikings,” added quite a bit more,… my heritage, as a Scandinavian descended American, has always been a point of pride,…. in fact am still driving a Swedish built Saab,…(it’s not purple tho, grin)
(as I hoist one of my other favorite colors, the Perfect Rainbow Black of a fresh kill “Sablefish,” and,….Yes, even at 25yrs of age, I’m wearing my favorite Vikings Hat)
PS: I’ll have to wait to show you why the Sablefish is one of the Most Exotic of fish in the Ocean,…but I’ve got to record it better by photo,…it’s a surreally deep Black,..
and as I remember these days, through the power of photography,
See those sunglasses,…(?) Yeah, they were a, “Color Thing,”…I used to wear a Yellow Tint sunglasses lens, with the specific purpose of “Encouraging myself out there,….!”
It was a fact, when grinding hard at fishing, most days way over 20 hour stretches between “Naps,” (and I do mean naps, Never more than 4 hrs, sometimes 1 or 2,… no kidding,..)
Anything that brightened up your scene, made your spirit feel lighter or happier, At All,…was a distinct advantage, in enduring against the constant haunting of exhaustion. Seriously, that’s why I had them on,…and believe me, keeping glasses on at all in the constant spray of a Commercial Fishing Operation, is a hassle, it has to be worth something extra,…and I remember well,…how the day just got brighter, all the way around, when I donned those glasses.
It seemed the colors were magnified when wearing them, especially when needing to spot buoys,…Orange buoys, in a Sea of Blues and Grays,…spotting buoys, like these
Ahhh, Orange, another of my favorite colors,…(notice I didn’t mention blue yet ?)
in fact, I have this photo in my “Sales Items,” file, (stuff I’m clearing out of my fishing warehouse, taking pics to list online, right ?)
Isn’t that Nice on the Eyes ?? I just keep pulling that pic up, just to gaze at it some,..Cause I Love, the color Orange,..
So much so, that when I bought a boat once, that had Orange trim,….well, that may have even swayed the sale a bit,…
Funny thing, my wife never did like that color much,…
possibly she “Sensed something (?)”
The Marine Paint color, is actually called, “Coast Guard Emergency Orange,” No Joke,…right there on the can, everything else marine paint, is a generic color name, Twilight Blue, Commodore Blue, Mist White, etc. But there’s only One Orange,…well, you already know,…
and before I go too long, Maybe My Favorite Of All Colors,…
Green, in any shade or hue,…Which is Nice for a Kodiak Resident,…There’s so much Green here, it almost becomes Flourescent in Summer, I could show off the reason it is called, “The Emerald Isle,” all day long,…
So, I had better stop with one more,…and you can get all the ramifications of this color,…if you live near the ocean, especially in winter,…Or,
if you’ve ever tasted one of these,..or know anything of the health benefits of these little “Explosions of Color,…”
or ever found one of these little mysteries, walking in the woods,…
Well, Simply Put,…”Blue, is a Powerful color,…has Significance, don’t you agree ?”
So, now that I may have you looking into your lives, appreciating all the color, or maybe appreciating, the seeming lack thereof, at this time of year,…(Absence usually breeds Appreciation, right?)
and Hopefully, I’ve caused you also to wonder,
What is the significance of color, why is the Creation so Full of it,…and without it, what would we be missing,…??
they say Purple represents Royalty, and maybe it does,…and Blue, I’ve heard is the Color of Revelation, or the Color of Heaven,…Hmmm,…Green, Rebirth, and New things,…??
As much as I like those interpretations, I feel like it’s not the best way to inspire you, to discover your own reality, what it means to me, or some scholar somewhere, should not define your view,…so I’ll stop,…and ask,…
“What does it all mean to you,…??”
And, “Hopefully, again, I’ve stirred you to a Deeper Recognition and Appreciation,…of probably my favorite aspect of the world we live on,….live in,…even, as a part of,…”
(One last PS,…just curious, “what are You wearing today,…for color,..??” ……..Hmmm, looking down, right now,….on Myself,…(?) it’s a Blue Sweater, on Blu Jeans,….and yep, even a blue t-shirt underneath,…)
Now that must mean something cool